Lawyers are not only just as likely as anyone else, but perhaps more likely than most, to experience challenges in maintaining and promoting their own mental and physical wellness. You'll hear from Dr. Ellie Izzo about the potentially negative impact of the work we do on our mental health and then join a conversation between the Hon. Donn Kessler and Jim Fassold, Tiffany & Bosco, about strategies to promote and maintain your well-being and balance, through a variety of strategies including mindfulness, time and stress management, and from their own personal lessons learned.
Hon. Donn Kessler, Court of Appeals, Division I
Jim Fassold, Tiffany & Bosco
Ellie Izzo, Ph. D., LPC
Chair and Moderator:
Spencer Proffitt, Meagher & Geer, PLLP
Roberta Tepper, State Bar of Arizona
Privacy is among our fundamental rights as Americans. It mattered well before WikiLeaks and Edward Snowden; in fact, advocacy for this right dates back to 1890. This breakout session will review the constitutional origins of privacy; explore the typical digital footprint of attorneys today and the impact technology has on the expectation of privacy; and discuss whether we must choose between civil liberties and new technology.
Alexis Firehawk, Carpenter, Hazlewood, Delgado & Bolen, PLC
Lindsey O'Connor, Christian Dichter & Sluga, PC
Hour One (1:30-2:30) "The Faces of our Judiciary"
Panelists will discuss the "Gavel Gap" report and the Arizona statewide 2016 Judicial Diversity Survey conducted under the auspices of the Arizona Supreme Court's Commission on Minorities in the Judiciary and the UA James E. Rogers School of Law.
Hon. Maurice Portley, Court of Appeals Division I (retired)
Professor Paul Bennett, U of A James E. Rogers School of Law
Hour Two (2:40-3:40) "A Day in the Life: What Judges Really Do"
For many of us our image of a judge is that of someone sitting in robes presiding over a courtroom. In reality, judicial officers working lives involve much unseen work. This workshop will feature an informative discussion from a diverse panel of distinguished jurists on what a day in the life of an Arizona judge is really like.
Hon. Anna Huberman, Country Meadows Justice Court, Maricopa County
Hon. Michael Hintze, Phoenix Municipal Court
Hon. Kerstin Lemaire, Maricopa County Superior Court
Hon. Rebecca White Berch, Arizona Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, Division One (retired)
Hour Three (3:45-4:45) "The Nuts and Bolts of: Applications, Interviews, Resumes, Letters, Phone Calls"
This panel of public officials who facilitate the selection and appointment process will provide instruction and information on how to prepare to seek judicial appointment. Panelists will also provide encouragement and resources for lawyers considering a judicial career.
Hon. Ron Reinstein, Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments (retired)
Michael Liburdi, General Counsel, Office of Govenor Doug Ducey
Hon. Rosa Mroz, Maricopa County Superior Court Commissioners Selection Committee
Lynette Campbell, Phoenix Municipal Court Judicial Selection Advisory Board
Chairs and Moderators:
Hon. Roxanne Song Ong, Phoenix Municipal Court (retired)
Frankie Jones, Bureau Chief Maricopa County Attorney's Office-Probation Violation Bureau